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Get Real UNH

Monday, September 24, 2012

Author: 
Courtney Eaton
Monday, September 24, 2012

Simon Howden

Get Real UNH is a small student organization on campus but they have a big goal. Their mission is to have at least 20% of all UNH food be local, fair trade, friendly to the environment or humanely produced by 2020. In addition, they would like to create a community that cares enough about these criteria for food to act on it. What you probably do not know is that you may have already engaged yourself in Get Real UNH by going to the Local Harvest Fest. This was in inaugural event in their “Food Month”.

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Get a Handle on Stress

Friday, September 21, 2012

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Friday, September 21, 2012

Stuart Miles

After our first week of classes I think it is safe to say that some of us are overwhelmed by our class schedules, afraid of future homework and project loads and are already stressing for the exams that span our whole semester. Instead of making yourself crazy, engage in some of these stress reducing behaviors.

1. Get some Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's: College students are notorious for staying up all night "cramming" and then waking up for class four hours later. In order to function properly, it is best to get the recommended 7 to 10 hours worth of sleep.

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Vitamin D is an A-List Vitamin

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Author: 
Madeleine Gould
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Suat Eman

Let’s face it- autumn is almost here. It’s a sad realization that no longer will we be able to spend our days lying in the sand at the beach (slathered in SPF 50, of course, right?). Ahead are days of sitting in the library until all hours of the morning, squinting at notes under a fluorescent light. That certainly is not conducive to a great tan. While we can’t condone toasting yourself in the sun- which can lead to skin cancer, which can be deadly - there is one health benefit to sunny days spent outside.

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UNH Slow Food for Fast Times

Monday, September 17, 2012

Author: 
Kendra Moffett
Monday, September 17, 2012

Simon Howden

The beginning of the semester is typically the easiest time of the school year to get involved with clubs and organizations on campus, as many of them are recruiting new members to join their ranks at this time. One fantastic organization to get involved with on campus is Slow Food UNH. This organization is one you can feel good about being a part of, as it caters to the food lover and humanitarian in all of us.

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The Secret Benefit of Yoga

Friday, September 14, 2012

Author: 
Courtney Eaton
Friday, September 14, 2012

           Adamr

Many people suffer through migraines all the time. Some can last for more than a couple days. That is a long time to be in constant pain! They can be caused by numerous factors that differ from person to person. For many, migraines can be caused by stress. A study was done by Dr. P. J.

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Is Your Newsfeed Making You Depressed?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Author: 
Kendra Moffett
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

         ImageryMajestic

The number of college students who have a Facebook account greatly outnumber those that do not have one; and for those who do partake in the social networking giant, many visit the site once a day if not more.

As the month of September dawns, the start of a new school year does too, which involves catching up with old friends, and also meeting and connecting with new friends and acquaintances too.

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UNH Health Services Now Offering Guided Meditation

Monday, September 10, 2012

Author: 
Kim Mayo
Monday, September 10, 2012

Lyin Schramm

Many students only think about going to the Health Services when they are sick enough to miss class, myself included, but this year Health Services wants to really promote personal well-being. The other day, the Director of Education & Promotion, Kathleen Grace-Bishop, came to speak to a student group that I am involved in. She spoke about what Health Services has to offer, and I was completely blown away. She emphasized that they have recently hired two new massage therapists to keep up with the student demand, and now individual meditation lessons are offered.

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But What Is the Cost of Health?

Friday, September 7, 2012

Author: 
Madeleine Gould
Friday, September 7, 2012

vichie81

It seems much of the political buzz these days centers around the quickly rising costs of health care. There is a good reason so many politicians are basing their campaigns around this issue- healthcare costs for the United States are expected to rise 7.5% in 2013, and that is up from the $ 2.6 trillion health care system we are facing in 20121. “What does this have to do with me and HealthyUNH?” you may be puzzling to yourself.

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Let's Hit the Rec

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Photostock

With school starting back up for the year, it is almost a guarantee that the Hamel Rec Center will be full of students trying to stay physically active. Before you hit the Rec Center this semester, why not find out about all of the group classes and opportunities available to you besides the gym itself? One of the favorites among students, myself included, are the FREE group aerobics classes taught by experienced instructors. The Rec Center has everything from zumba and cycling to yoga and boxing.

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Superfoods to the Rescue

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Author: 
Courtney Eaton
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Grant Cochrane

We learn about the food pyramid early in life so we already know how to eat a balanced meal. There are some foods however, that are better than others. These are called “superfoods”. These foods can help boost immunity, and decrease the risk of some diseases and cancers. Some can even fight wrinkles, improve memory, and help you lose and keep weight off! It sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Foods really can have these effects on you, maybe not instantly, but they will make a difference when you incorporate them into your daily diet.

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